Ben Linowitz
  • Assistant Professor of Mathematics
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Education

  • PhD, Dartmouth College, 2012
  • MA, Dartmouth College, 2009
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Biography

My research is concerned primarily with the theory of arithmetic groups, a fascinating area lying at the intersection of algebraic number theory and differential geometry. Much of my work involves the application of ideas from algebraic or analytic number theory in order to prove results of a geometric or topological nature.

More explicitly, I am interested in the geometry and topology of arithmetic hyperbolic manifolds and more generally, arithmetic locally symmetric spaces. In particular, I like to consider questions which arise in spectral geometry; that is, the extent to which one can ‘‘hear’’ the geometry of a manifold given knowledge of its Laplace eigenvalue spectrum or geodesic length spectrum.

Perhaps surprisingly, these questions can often be reduced to problems in algebraic and analytic number theory relating to things like orders in central simple algebras, the structure of affine buildings and Mahler measures of algebraic integers.

Fall 2018
  • MATH 231-01. Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 231-02. Multivariable Calculus
Spring 2019
  • MATH 350-01. Geometry

Notes

  • Benjamin Linowitz Receives Grant

    August 6, 2019

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics Benjamin Linowitz was awarded a three-year, $176,562 grant (award number 1905437) from the National Science Foundation to support his project titled "RUI: The Geometry of Arithmetic Locally Symmetric Spaces." This research focuses on the spectral geometry of arithmetic hyperbolic manifolds and lies at the intersection of number theory and differential geometry. The grant will provide funds to support undergraduate participation in this research and to organize a workshop on innovative teaching practices in geometry and topology.

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